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How Do I Know If a Tummy Tuck Is Right for Me?

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical body contouring procedure that removes loose skin and excess tissue from the midsection to provide a smoother, flatter, more toned appearance to the stomach. How do you know if a tummy tuck is the right procedure for you? There are multiple factors to consider, but ultimately the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery is to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Your Girlfriend the Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell.

Why Do People Get Tummy Tucks?

One of the most common reasons people may want a tummy tuck is because of having been pregnant. When the skin stretches from pregnancy, its elasticity may be overcome by the amount of stretch that occurs. In those patients, there will be skin looseness that cannot be fixed by any means other than cutting that skin away.

Other people may have had a significant weight loss. People who have weight loss surgery or who lose a lot of weight through diet and exercise can also overwhelm the elasticity in their skin with the amount of protrusion that they have had due to their higher weight. In those people, the skin can only contract so much before there is no more contraction left.  Excisional surgery or a tummy tuck can be beneficial.

Should I Get a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Many people assume that anything extra on their body is fat. However, there is a difference between fat and skin. With skin looseness, it may hang or appear redundant.  That is a skin problem. There may be some fat there, but the main problem is skin.

Liposuction is for an area that looks full. For example: the love handle or the muffin top area at somebody’s back. There is fullness there that causes the contour to not be smooth. For many people interested in having a tummy tuck, there may be liposuction involved but not always. Many times, people think they need liposuction but really what they need is skin removal.

This is what makes having an initial consultation so vital. It allows you to address your concerns and goals with your surgeon so that you can determine the best plan of action that will help you achieve your desired result.

Call Our Office to Schedule a Tummy Tuck Consultation

Whether a tummy tuck is the right procedure for you will depend on multiple factors. When you are ready to enhance your physique with the help of plastic surgery, reach out to Your Girlfriend the Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell to learn more and to schedule a comprehensive consultation to customize the best treatment plan for your needs.

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